Top Ten Obedience 101 rules


  1. Double knot your shoelaces.
  2. Wear form fitting shoes, like a dancer need grace with your dog, so no sloppy sneakers.
  3. Wear pants the color of your dog, can hide some mistakes in heeling position, sort of… 😉
  4. Don’t wear tops with floppy body and sleeves to get in dogs way.
  5. Pin your hair back to not get in your way.
  6. Dress nicely, shows respect for the sport.
  7. Arrive at trial site early, walk dog around to sight see then train a little so they know it is work time.
  8. Watch the runs just before your turn to know where all exercises are performed.
  9. Be prepared with equipment needed, no collar tags, and what your class requires.
  10. Read the rulebook! Many helpful comments on what is required and what judges are looking for.


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 Match Run-Through


Laurie Burnam and Poochability Dog Training is Offering


Need to practice obedience and rally in a trial like setting? 

Want distractions to make training harder but trialing easier?

Come to my monthly matches usually held on Saturdays!

(Days and dates subject to change due to other events happening.)

If you want the ASCA rally signs as well as the AKC ones, let me know in advance.
Check the calendar often and also get on my reminder email lists.
Louise Park on Sherman Way (See Details Below)

Louise Park on Sherman Way in Van Nuys

7140 Louise Ave, Van Nuys 91604
Southeast corner of Louise Avenue and Sherman Way
Just 1/2 mile west of Balboa Blvd in the San Fernando Valley


Nested courses for Rally Novice, Advanced, Excellent & Masters
Three Obedience rings for Novice, Open, & Utility
$5.00 per run or 3 runs for $12.00
Entries at 9:00 AM, judging to follow


View the Calendar for Details!


When using any training device or toy, please be aware of dogs nature to grab, chew and swallow any item in your possession. See Home Page, Training Info, How to use the training equipment, page 4 and 5, Attention Heeling with the Training Aid for instructional use.